We’re proud to introduce a new fifteen52 project series.
This 1990 VW Rallye Golf was originally built by a German owner and all work was performed in Germany back in the late ’90s. From the Candy Apple Red paint to the Audi A6 door handles to the Mercedes Sprinter front fender vent to the OG E36 M3 mirrors, this car epitomizes the German VW tuning scene circa 1999.
Though these cars are rare in North America and as such it’s customary to not go too far with aesthetic mods, as you can see in this case it’s too late for that, the truth is we’re okay with that.
Rather than attempting to rebuild this car to more OE spec, we plan to celebrate its place in German tuning history and bring it back into shape using period-correct parts and attention to detail.
Our Rallye needs a great deal of mechanical attention – it has no engine at this point – so this area will be the main focus of the project. 16v G60? 24v VR6? You’re going to have to wait and see regarding those choices…
We’re going to put this out right here in the beginning: this is going to take a while. We are in no hurry with this project and there is no set deadline for completion. We’re going to take our time with this car and make sure it gets done right. The truth is we’re just psyched to have another Rallye under our roof.
The car arrives at our Newport Beach showroom sometime this month, so you locals should feel free to stop by and check it out.